Denver Theater to Refund 1,200 Ticket Holders Who Avoided Bill Cosby's Show
Nearly 40 percent of those who bought tickets to see the comedian asked for refunds
Not every Bill Cosby concert has been sold out.
Roughly 1,200 people – more than 38 percent of those who had tickets to an appearance at Denver’s Buell Theatre – asked for refunds for the comedian’s recent performance in Colorado, according to The Denver Post.
The promoter promised that everyone would be refunded.
“You call up, and the initial word isn’t, ‘Here’s your money,’ so they think they’re never going to get them,” AEG Live marketing director Sara Williams told the paper last week. “But they are.”
Before Cosby performed Saturday, attorney Gloria Allred staged a rally to show solidarity for the women who’ve come forward with claims that Cosby sexually assaulted them. The event, called a “Teach In and Speak Out,” was attended by about 75 men and women.
“It’s an important day because Bill Cosby has the chutzpah – the guts – to come to Denver, of all places, to perform and to treat these allegations as a joke,” Allred told the crowd.
Protesters also gathered outside the Buell Theatre, where ticket-holders cheered when Cosby took the stage.
The comedian has never been charged with sexual assault.